The Toyota Tacoma has quietly built a well-earned reputation for ruggedness and versatility over the last few decades. And that reputation is why the Summit Racing folks selected a Toyota Tacoma as the star of its Project Wayfinder build series.

See the official Project Wayfinder page at for complete details on the build.

Over the course of several episodes, the Summit Racing tech team is upgrading a Tacoma into an all-around performer, tailored to suit the needs of the outdoor enthusiast. Whether that’s fishing, hunting, boating, biking, or beyond, when Project Wayfinder is finished, it’ll be an extremely capable off-road rig ready to carry you on your next adventure.

You can find all the OnAllCylinders stories on the Project Wayfinder build series here.

Part 5, Truck Bed Utility Upgrades

In part four of this build series, the Summit Racing folks added some smart interior cargo and security upgrades. Now in the next episode, they’re turning their attention out back and addressing the Tacoma’s cargo bed.

After all, the goal of Project Wayfinder is to build a do-it-all versatile adventure rig—one capable of carrying whatever you’re into, wherever you want to carry it.

And spoiler alert, most of that cargo-carrying capability happens out back in the cargo box.

So check out episode five here and you’ll get a good idea of what it takes to add serious versatility to a truck bed via some MOLLE panels, cargo racks, and a few other cool truck bed upgrades.

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